Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
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  1. Jul 11, 2018
    88
    The scant new content and the Nintendo Switch version make this version of 3DS look a bit underrated, despite being a very remarkable conversion and title.
  2. Aug 18, 2018
    80
    Bringing Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker to the 3DS in 2018 might seem strange at first but after a few minutes this will immediately appear as a good decision. Featuring a marvelous 3D effect and an experience that does not fall short of that of it its Wii U and Switch counterparts, this 3DS version of Treasure Tracker only makes concessions on the visual performance and replaces a number of levels with others but that is in no way an obstacle towards making this a marvelous piece of gaming.
  3. Jul 13, 2018
    80
    Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker was a fun time when it hit the Wii U, and it’s still a fun time today. The new levels are easily some of the best in the game, but they don’t really justify a second purchase. I’m thrilled Nintendo wants to make use of this well-traveled fungi, but I hope the next time I see Captain Toad, he’s going on a completely new adventure.
  4. Jul 11, 2018
    80
    Captain Toad returns with his first adventure starring alone for Wii U with a version for 3DS that, although graphically suffering remarkably, proves that it's still a fantastic platform and puzzle proposal.
  5. Jul 11, 2018
    80
    If you own a Switch then there’s no real decision to be made here: Captain Toad is still far and away better on Nintendo’s latest system. That’s not to say the 3DS version is a write-off, though, because that’s far from the case. As seemingly one of the final few big-name releases for the system, Captain Toad pushes it to its limits to produce easily one of the best-looking 3DS games ever made. The 3DS may be preparing for retirement, but games like this are ensuring it’s going out in a blaze of glory.
  6. Jul 11, 2018
    70
    It's an astonishing feat to have fully translated this complex console game to a handheld with all the bells and whistles intact, and despite a handful of technical shortcomings, it's still just as adorable and joyous as it was three years ago. The home consoles may offer a more convenient, well-polished version, but 3DS owners could do a lot worse than to delve into the captain's trials in handheld form.
  7. Jul 11, 2018
    70
    One may even argue that in terms of pure functionality, the 3DS port is more loyal than even the Switch with its built-in dual screens and microphone support.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Jul 18, 2018
    8
    Toad Tracker on the 3DS is truly a rare surprise from Nintendo, The fact that they are still porting over WiiU titles to the now 7 year oldToad Tracker on the 3DS is truly a rare surprise from Nintendo, The fact that they are still porting over WiiU titles to the now 7 year old handheld shows that it still has life in 2018. Toad Tracker while not the most visually impressive game was a good candidate for a game to port onto handhelds. It handles well on the 3DS touch screen and runs at a solid 30FPS. The game does suffer on visual fidelity due to the lack of an HD screen or any anti-aliasing, But if you can look past that then its a great title that will truly bring hours of fun. Everything is the same as the WiiU version and plays just as expected.

    PROS:
    - Good integration with the touch screen
    - Supports older 3DS models
    - Runs at a good framerate and doesnt lag

    CONS:
    - Suffers from jagged edges due to the low resolution of the 3DS screen
    - Can strain your eyes after playing for a pro-longed period (due to 30FPS + Low resolution)

    Do I Recommended it? - Yes, but only if you don't own a switch.
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  2. Jul 25, 2018
    8
    The adventurous Captain Toad still manages to keep its charm and excitement from the Wii U version with upgrades that makes this versionThe adventurous Captain Toad still manages to keep its charm and excitement from the Wii U version with upgrades that makes this version unique compared to the others. Full Review »